CAVING THE ULTIMATE EXTREME SPORT
We are one of the largest and most active university caving clubs in the UK, with day trips running every week on Saturdays, Sundays (meeting at the kit store at 11am) and Wednesday afternoons (meeting at 1pm), and regular weekends away to caves all over the country, plus a summer expedition to Austria every summer, finding and exploring new caves.
We're a non-elitist group of boys and girls who share our time (almost) equally between pubs and caves. Our members range from rock-hard expedition-types to sissies who exist to prop up the bar. A few of them are a bit weird, but most are the sort of person that you wouldn't be embarrassed to hang around with! You do not have to be an "Outdoor-Eddie" to get along with us, as we accept beer from anyone....
We're always seeking new members, and we have trips running throughout the year at a beginner level, so it doesn't matter when you join!!
Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday we run day trips up to the Brecon Beacons (followed by a curry in Cardiff), and every other week or so we spend a weekend in various locations across the UK such as, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Mendips (Somerset) and to the Brecon Beacons, so that we can make the most of the caves the UK has to offer. As above, we meet at the kit store at 11 on Saturdays and Sundays, and on Wednesdays we meet at 1.
We also regularly organise evening training sessions at the Climbing Wall, where we focus on the vertical side of caving. These sessions give you the opportunity develop and improve your skills for use in vertical caving.
The highlight of the year is our involvement in a multinational caving expedition to Austria, where we're exploring some of the deepest caves in the world. Many of our members go on this, regardless of experience levels.
And if you want to get involved with other aspects of the outdoors then many of our members are involved with other activities such as Climbing, Diving, Mountain biking and many more.
For those of you who are confident to start looking at doing your own trips, the club has an extensive library of cave guides and technical guides, to give you an idea of what else is out there.......
We meet at The Vulcan Lounge on Thursday nights (8.30pm onwards) and promise not to ignore or laugh at you if you turn up on your own!
We also have many contacts with ex-student cavers and other cavers in the Cardiff area. If you're not a student, don't worry, come and meet us and you'll find loads of other non-student cavers.
We also have a Facebook group where you can get up to date information on events, socials and caving trips, as well as access to information about expeditions abroad and weekends away.
Feel free to e-mail the president at any time for more info or to sign up for trips:
Dan Workman: Dan.Workman@gmail.com
Postal AddressCardiff University Caving Club
C/O Cardiff University Students Union